Payroll Manager


Parsippany, NJ, US, 07054-2172

Langan provides expert land development engineering and environmental consulting services for major developers, renewable energy producers, energy companies, corporations, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, and large infrastructure programs throughout the U.S. and around the world. Our employees collaborate seamlessly among 30+ offices and gain valuable hands-on experience that fosters career growth. Langan culture is entrepreneurial from advancing innovative technical solutions, to participating in robust training and knowledge sharing, to making progressive change within the communities we live and work.


Consistently ranked among the top ten “Best Firms to Work For” and Engineering News-Record’s top 50 firms worldwide, Langan attracts and retains the best talent in the industry. Employees thrive at Langan, a firm that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion; prioritizes wellbeing, health and safety; encourages volunteerism and philanthropy; offers workplace flexibility, along with carbon neutral office spaces; and empowers individuals to contribute their skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions.

Job Summary

Langan is seeking a Payroll Manager to join its collaborative team in Parsippany, NJ. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of payroll processing including the management of the payroll cycle, payroll reporting, payroll accounting, payroll system maintenance and payroll tax compliance. In this role, you will manage the completeness and accuracy of payroll including oversight of wage calculations, overtime and deductions to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, as well as establish policies and procedures for the payroll function.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage daily payroll operations and ensure processing bi-weekly (US & Canada), bi-monthly (Panama) and monthly (UK) payrolls are completed and ensure that the preparation and distribution of payroll meets established schedules;
  • Review calculation of wages, overtime, comp time and deductions to ensure compliance with federal and state laws;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable tax regulations and wage and hour laws to ensure the application is accurate within the ADP payroll system;
  • Review and approve bi-weekly payroll journal entries including the distribution of payroll costs by department to facilitate proper payroll expense reporting by office location;
  • Review employee data changes such as new hires, employee status changes and additional earnings within the ADP payroll system as well as employee database within Deltek Vision, Employee Central and SAP in the future;
  • Review part-time employee time and attendance records to accurately process payroll and identify any issues with submitted time;
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for management;
  • Oversee set up, control and maintain employee garnishments, levies and wage assignments;
  • Manage the coordination of 401(K) contribution data and work with Vanguard to validate and approve bi-weekly funding amounts;
  • Manage with payroll reports for the preparation of various tax returns, FAR audits and 401k compliance audits;
  • Assist with review and revisions to policies and procedures for the payroll function;
  • Oversee federal and state tax filings and withholdings and any reporting and payments not administered by ADP;
  • Handle complex inquiries regarding employee payroll matters and perform research on any state level benefits impacting the payroll;
  • Lead, motivate and manage staff in the production of the highest quality of work while ensuring cost effective workflow; and
  • Perform other special projects and duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting, preferred;
  • 15+ years of experience in payroll;
  • In-depth knowledge of payroll processing, tax principles, wage and hour laws by State;
  • Direct supervision of 2+ employees;
  • Ability to develop and improve process and procedures;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent  organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Sound judgment capability; and
  • Proficient in ADP Payroll, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Internet research and knowledge of SAP and/or Deltek Vision software, preferred.

Langan provides a rich array of programs and benefits to help its employees advance their careers and enhance the quality of their lives. Our comprehensive compensation package includes: full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and paid pregnancy disability leave; 401(k)/Roth with company match; paid time off including parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses; and educational reimbursement.


Langan offers employee resource groups; flexible work schedules; extensive training; wellness programs; buddy and mentoring programs; and much more!


Langan is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer committed to building a team that represents and values diverse backgrounds. Langan promotes a positive work environment of inclusion, where we respect each other’s differences and recognize that a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is a key to our success.